The Regina Speed Skating Club (RSSC) is open to anyone who loves to skate. We welcome both recreational and competitive skaters. Most new skaters join us in the fall, but you are welcome to join at any time.
The RSSC was formed in 1965 to:
The Regina Speed Skating Club meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:00pm at Staples Arena for Short Track practices in the fall and moves to our Long Track Oval at Mount Pleasant Park as soon as the weather is cold enough for us to make the ice safe for the skaters, usually in early January. Our older skaters also practice at least one other day per week as well to help further hone their skills and improve their endurance.
RSSC hosts short and long track competitions usually around the end of November and early February... be sure to come out and cheer skaters from around Saskatchewan on or give us a hand as a volunteer.
The Regina Club relies on volunteers! Our coaches and officials as well as the Club’s Executive are all volunteers. In fact everyone within the Club is encouraged to help as we try to maintain that “one big family” feeling.
Who Can Join?
Speed skating is a sport open to girls, boys, men and women from age four and up. This is a wonderful life-long sport. Some ability on skates is an asset in getting started but regular practice and enthusiasm will quickly result in improved skills for both recreational skating and racing. Members of our Club can be active skaters or associate members who assist as Club officers, competition officials or those who generally support Club activities.
RSSC - Part of a larger Speed Skating Family
Saskatchewan Amateur Speed Skating Association (SASSA)
Each skater and one parent who are registered with the RSSC are required to belong to the Saskatchewan Amateur Speed Skating Association (SASSA). The SASSA Board of Directors includes representatives from each of the Speed Skating Clubs in Saskatchewan, including RSSC. This structure ensures that ALL of the skating groups in Saskatchewan are working together, along with SASSA staff, to develop great speed skaters.
SASSA's Executive Director is located in Regina and the Provincial Coach - who supports coach and athlete development in all clubs - is based out of Saskatoon.
For more information on SASSA visit: http://www.saskspeedskating.ca
Speed Skating Canada (SSC)
Just like with SASSA, each RSSC speed skater and one parent per family is registered as "members" with SSC as part of the RSSC registration process. This ensures that Speed Skating Canada has a record of all skaters across Canada to help guide the overall planning and development of the sport.
Part of the skater and parent registration also covers insurance. Speed skating is a fast and active sport and we do everything to keep our skaters and volunteers safe - insurance is our extra safety-net. At least one parent per skating family is required to pay a nominal membership fee if the skater is younger than 18. This also provides the parent with coverage as they volunteer at events on-ice and off or even with regular club practices. Visit more http://www.speedskating.ca for more information on SSC and Canada's National Team.